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Fedora 24 (F24) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Fedora 24 (F24).

Basic Installation

  1. Boot from the DVD. Use the up arrow to pick the "Install Fedora 24" option and hit the return key.


  2. Select the appropriate language and select the "Set keyboard to default layout for selected language" option, then click the "Continue" button.


  3. You are presented with the "Installation Summary" screen. You must complete any marked items before you can continue with the installation. Depending on your requirements, you may also want to alter the default settings by clicking on the relevant links.

    Installation Summary

    Click the "Installation Destination" link.

  4. If you are happy to use automatic partitioning of the whole disk, click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.

    Installation Destination

    If you want to modify the partitioning configuration, select the "I will configure partitioning" option and click the "Done" button to work through the partitioning screens.

  5. Once you have completed your alterations to the default configuration, click the "Begin Installation" button.

    Installation Summary

  6. Click the "Root Password" link.


  7. Enter the root password and click the "Done" button.

    Root Password

    Click the "User Creation" link.

  8. Enter the user details and select the "Make this user administrator" option, then click the "Done" button.

    Create User

  9. Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Reboot" button.


  10. Login as the "root" user when prompted.

    Log In

  11. If you want a GUI desktop, issue the following commands from the console to install the desktop packages and reboot.

    # dnf update -y
    # dnf groupinstall "Basic Desktop" -y
    # dnf groupinstall "GNOME" -y
    # systemctl set-default graphical.target
    # reboot

    I had two distinct issues with the GUI desktop. First, I was not able to get my preferred "MATE Desktop" to work at all. Second, unlike Fedora 23, the instructions above did not leave me with a server that automatically booted into graphical mode. Instead I had to log in at the command line and issue the "startx" command. According to the documentation, if "startx" works, setting the default target to "graphical.target" should set the equivalent of the old "run-level 5". This worked fine in Fedora 23. In contrast a workstation installation worked as expected.

  12. You are now presented with the console screen.


Network Configuration



You can install and configure it later if you wish.


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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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